East Broadway

Falling Plywood Injures Pedestrians at Controversial East Broadway Work Site

Posted February 5, 2018 at 9:39 am

Since groundbreak last June, the construction site for modular housing at 201 East Broadway has been rather controversial. First, residents in the adjacent building felt the building vibrate during excavation and worried about destabilization. (The city subsequently determined all was okay.) Then, a few months later, the sidewalk out front collapsed. Last Friday, however, it […]

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Flight of the Conchords Working on a ‘Little Something’ for HBO

Posted January 9, 2018 at 5:03 am

It’s business time. After years of teasers and rumors dancing around a Flight of the Conchords return, fans may be in for a treat. No, not of the sugar lumps variety, but any FOTC revival is a highly anticipated one. On Friday, Jemaine Clement, revealed at FX’s Television Critics Association press day that he and […]

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Japanese Dessert Shop with Dominique Ansel Pedigree Quietly Begins Service on East Broadway

Posted January 2, 2018 at 5:10 am

There is a new Japanese dessert shop in Chinatown, and with a pastry pedigree to boot. The Little One opened at 150 East Broadway a couple weeks ago. According to Eater, the proprietors behind the newcomer are pastry chefs (and longtime friends) Olivia Leung and Eddie Zheng. Both boast credentials, too, having worked at places […]

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Construction Resumes at East Broadway Modular Development Site After Collapsed Sidewalk

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

The modular housing construction on East Broadway reactivated in a big way last week after its second sidelining since summertime. Pile driver and backhoe are stationed onsite. The project parcel at 201 East Broadway has been relatively silent for much of the last six months. Twice in that time, progress was stymied thanks to safety […]

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14-Story Commercial Condo Tops out on East Broadway

Posted December 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Eight months of constant construction has yielded a new tower at the southwest corner of East Broadway and Pike Street. The new commercial condo building, flanked by cranes and construction equipment on a regular basis, just topped out this week at fourteen stories. Installation of the curtain wall (i.e. glass facade) is happening simultaneously. As […]

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Countdown Clocks Now Active at East Broadway Subway Station

Posted December 7, 2017 at 5:11 am

No more standing around for fifteen minutes wondering when the next F train will arrive at the East Broadway station. Now, you’ll still stand around, but at least you’ll know. That’s right, those newfangled countdown clocks above the subway platform are operational. Took long enough, though. The city first installed the technology in this subway […]

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The Flight of the Conchords ‘Consulate’ Building on East Broadway is Demolished

Posted November 3, 2017 at 9:48 am

There is nothing left of 232 East Broadway, the 1960s-era building famously captured on the small screen as the New Zealand consulate in Flight of the Conchords. Demolition is now in the final stage, with bulldozers and backhoes removing the dust and bones. The destruction and cleanup are together the first step in a protracted […]

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Reconstructed Sol Lain Playground Debuts Today on the Lower East Side

Posted September 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

The $3.1 million reconstruction of Sol Lain Playground finally concluded earlier this month. Its deliverance is slightly ahead of schedule, and comes two months after the neighboring Henry M. Jackson Playground itself debuted. New infrastructure installed in this public space includes updated play equipment, spray shower feature, basketball court, multi-purpose play area, benches, fences, drainage, water […]

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‘Flight of the Conchords’ Consulate Building on East Broadway is Now Getting Demolished

Last modified September 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

And we edge closer to an out of scale two-tower development at the Bialystoker nursing home site… The building at 232 East Broadway, also known as the fictional New Zealand consulate in Flight of the Conchords, is a goner. The death shroud is now draped across its carcass, awaiting the wrecking ball. Indeed, the Department […]

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Subway Countdown Clocks Arrive at East Broadway Station (But Aren’t on Yet)

Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:05 am

It’s almost here… Countdown clocks just arrived at the East Broadway subway station. The highly anticipated new equipment was installed above the platform within the last couple weeks, but not yet activated. This move, while expected, will certainly be a welcomed relief to beleaguered F train riders. MTA Chairman Joe Lhota previously commited to the […]

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